The Aramaic Lord's Prayer ~ Unity
Unity: Embracing the Oneness of Existence
By Elizabeth Reed with Neil Douglas-Klotz
It is impossible that Jesus (Yeshua) would have seen things in the separate categories that we do today. For a first century Middle Easterner there was no separation between heaven and hell, no division between inner and outer, no sense of natural and supernatural. Everything was a part of a unified whole. It is not possible that Yeshua could have seen anything except Unity. How would it be for you to look at the world through eyes that could only see Unity in everything?
As you watch news releases from the Middle East, you frequently hear the word "Allah," an Arabic name for God. Did you know that "Allah" is the name for God for Arabic speaking persons, Christians as well as Muslims? This name for God, used by many, has existed for thousands of years in the Middle East.
Unity's Name in a Variety of Languages
The Arabic word Allah means Unity. The
word for God, Alaha, also means Unity and is the word Yeshua would have used for God. One Hebrew word for God is "Elohim" which means "the One and the Many." In Ugaritic, one word for God is "Elat," referring back to the Great Goddess. Can you guess what that word refers to? Yes, Unity!
Unity Not Separation
"Our usual Western concepts of God and the sacred are only a partial view of Sacred Unity. It is difficult to overemphasize this point. Most of us have been raised from childhood to think of God as a being infinitely distant from humanity or nature, and of the sacred as something separate from the profane. We have been taught that religion operates by different rules than politics, science, psychology, art, or culture. Yeshua's teaching and reported dealings with his followers show that he did not live from this type of separation thinking."
The Hidden Gospel: Decoding the Spiritual Message of the Aramaic Jesus
by Neil Douglas-Klotz, p. 29. Copyright © 1999.
As we begin a new year...
Give thanks to Source for the eyes now open to see Unity in everything. When you look at another person, feel your unity with that person. When walking in nature, feel your unity with every life form --- plant, animal, and mineral. As you drive past places of worship, breathe
and focus on the Source of Unity that connects us.
Breathe Abwoon and know you are a unique expression of Divine Unity. Envision a world where people live in and from their experience of Unity.
Copyright © 2006 Elizabeth A. Reed & Neil Douglas-Klotz. All rights reserved.